How to make traditional English scones: Lisa Glinska shared her idea

Kateryna YagovychFood
Recipe for Scones from Lisa Glinska

English scones are a basic dessert often served with tea in the UK. They can be absolutely any shape, but most often round. They go perfectly with jam or any cream. The dough for such pastries is quite simple, so even those who cook this food for the first time will succeed.

The idea of making buns with the interesting name "Skones" was shared by the famous Ukrainian pastry chef Lisa Glinska on her Instagram page.

How to make traditional English scones ''Scones''


  • butter (cold butter) – 100 g (1/2 pack)
  • flour – 360 g (18 tbsp)
  • baking powder – 8 g (2 full without a slide + 2/3 tsp)
  • salt – 2 g (1/3 tsp)
  • sugar – 50 g (2.5 tbsp)
  • eggs – 100 g (2 pcs.)
  • milk – 80 ml (5 tbsp)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • walnuts – 50 g (5-7 pcs.)
  • mix of candied fruits and dried fruits – 150 g
Dough preparation technology

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • butter – 25 g
  • honey – 40 g (4 tsp)

Cooking technology:

1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.

2. Grate the lemon zest into the dry ingredients and mix.

3. Add the cubes of cold butter and mash them until they become crumbs.

4. Mix the eggs with the milk.

5. Pour the nuts, candied fruit, and dried fruit mix into the crumbs.

6. Pour the eggs and milk, knead the dough.

Round and triangular buns

7. Gather the dough into a lump, and divide into two equal parts.

8. Roll out into a circle 1.5-2 cm thick.

9. Cut the dough into eight equal parts to form triangles.

10. Put on parchment, and send to bake in a preheated 180-degree oven for 15–18 minutes.

11. Prepare the glaze: mix the butter with honey.

12. Take the buns out of the oven, and cover with the prepared mixture. Put them back in the oven to bake at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.

Honey and butter for the glaze

13. Leave the buns at room temperature for a few minutes.

14. Serve with whipped cream and jam.

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